Orostachys – Chinese Dunce Cap – Orostachys

Garden Height
2 - 4
12 - 16
12 - 16
Container Role
Flower Size
Light Code
Light Level
Part Sun to Sun
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  • Drought Tolerant
  • Heat Tolerant

Maintenance Notes:

Easy Care.

Uses Notes:

Great in landscapes and containers.

Maintenance Category: Easy

Water Category: Average

Bloom Time: Grown for Foliage

Hardiness Zones: 11b

Flower Form: Landscape

pH: B - pH 5.8 - 6.2

EC (2:1 Extraction Method): 0.4

Fertilization: 100 - 150

Light Requirements: High

Water Requirements: Dry to Moderate

Rooting Out Temperature: 65 - 72° Fahrenheit

Growing On Temperature: 65 - 72° Fahrenheit

Holding Temperature: 55 - 65° Fahrenheit

Finishing Times [weeks]:

4-5" and Quart Pot: 10-14
6" and Gallon Pot: 14-16
7-9" Pot: 16-22

Pinching and Growth Regulators:

None necessary.

Pest and Disease Management:

General pest and disease practices. A fungicide drench is recommended at transplant.

Grower Tips:

-VERY low water requirement.
-Fungicides at planting
-Let dry between waterings.
-Always maintain high light and good air circulation.
-Long days required to reduce flowering.
-If kept in shade rosetta shape will not be observed.

Most succulents will not tolerate a hard frost, use care depending on genus and cultivar.

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